Now pretreat the area with a stain-removal solution. The Carpet and Rug Cleaning service maintains a list of cleaning products it certifies. You can also find similar products sold online and at supermarkets. Rinse the spot with cool water– never warm– and dab again to dry.
Deal with red wine.
This guide lays out the tools, techniques and supplies you need to remove unsightly stains and unpleasant odors from carpeting. When accidents strike in order to minimize the damage, you’ll also learn what to do immediately. We’ll show you the effects of three common types of soilage too, from red wine and foul odors, to heavy food stains. Then we’ll do our best to clean them up, so hopefully you can, too.
You may have to repeat the process several times for stubborn spills.
How to get rid of tough carpet stains (yes, even cat pee).
Now you’ll want to apply some carpet stain remover. They usually come in spray bottle form and cost about $5. I’ve found that the formulas marked “pet stain remover” or similar language work best.
Now apply enough stain remover to coat the stain. With stubborn stains, it will take multiple rounds.
Someone has dropped a big glass of red wine onto your lovely, light-colored carpet. Blot the spill with a damp cloth or paper towel. Any wine that remains should also be diluted with cold water using the cloth or towel.
Before you lay down the solution though, it’s a good idea to test your carpet for colorfastness. Pick a small spot that’s hidden, say, under the couch or sofa, and hit it with a little of the stain remover. If there’s no change after a few minutes you’re good to go.
Rugs or carpets that have been host to dog urine, grease, coffee or other smelly stains are off-putting, at best. The faster you act the more likely you’ll be successful removing a carpet stain. Now you’ll want to apply some carpet stain remover. Now apply enough stain remover to coat the stain. Use plain fabric or paper towels without any prints or colors and press gently into the stain; this process can take several minutes, so be patient.
Soft, clean carpets feel cozy and inviting. Rugs or carpets that have been host to dog urine, grease, coffee or other smelly stains are off-putting, at best. You might be thinking about the cost of replacing your carpet, but before you do, consider trying to reverse the damage with this tutorial.
The faster you act the more likely you’ll be successful removing a carpet stain. Speed can also prevent a stain from appearing in the first place. Once you notice a blemish, move quickly.
If there is any physical debris remove it with a fork or spoon. Be careful not to use much pressure. You want to avoid pressing material deeper into the carpet fibers. Next, dab gently with a damp cloth or paper towel. Use plain fabric or paper towels without any colors or prints and press gently into the stain; this process can take several minutes, so be patient.